Year: 2000 | Power: 72bhp | Weight: 160kg
What’s the story?
Ali got his SV650 before the 2012 season and immediately set to work rebuilding it, fabricating and lightening many components. The bike has Race Tech fork internals and an Ohlins rear shock. Sadly even after all this work 2012 was not a successful year with an engine blow up in round 1 and reliability issues with the replacement dogging the team throughout the first half of the year. The second half to 2012 brought much better luck with the bike running much better and with it Ali’s first podium finishes in the class at Castle Combe backed up the weekend later by Ali’s first win at Mallory Park.
During the off season Ali has completely stripped the bike with the intention of not returning it to the track until it is 100%, rebuilding suspension and sorting all the little things that you put off throughout the season. A few new additions include a unique carbon fibre seat Ali and new dash and GPS data logging system.
What’s the class like?
The MiniTwins championship is a class for 650cc motorcycles originally produced for road use.
The class allows very limited tuning and has a strict 72bhp power limit. As a result the bikes are made as light as possible something Ali applies his engineering background to achieve.
Widely regarded as the toughest fought championship outside of British Super Bikes paddock MiniTwins offers close hard fought racing all throughout the grid.
MiniTwins will also support a round of the World Super Bikes in 2013.